RSS-Feed - What & Why

You may well have seen more and more of these RSS and XML buttons on different web sites, well...

RSS stands for "Realy Simple Syndication". What? I hear you say! Basically, instead of you having to come back to the site every so often and check through pages to see any changes, I can alert you of changes I have made. Easy!

Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.

So whenever I put up a new page ("BRAND NEW") or update an old one ("UPDATE"), I release it through RSS. And...

Now you don't have to spend hours searching for the latest updates, I can send them to you automatically via RSS!

The best thing is, you are in control of the updates you recieve. It's so easy to subscribe and unsubscribe. If you get tired of the site, you just have to delete the feed. It's that easy.

Any site you see with this little orange or icon, you can simply right click, copy and paste the feed URL into your feed reader.

How do you get started? Easy...

Download free RSS Reader first (skip to bottom if you do not want to download software). This is special software that reads the "RSS feeds" from the largest news organizations...

I like this one because it works, is completely free and is really simple to use:

Windows -- RssReader
http://www.feedreader.com

If you want to see what the user interface looks like, click here

Mac -- NetNewsWire
http://ranchero.com/netnewswire

Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...

Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on the orange button below.

Then...

Select Copy Shortcut (IE) or Copy Link Location (Firefox) or Copy Link to Clipboard (Mac), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

And that's it! You're subscribed.


Don't want to download new software? Yahoo! and MSN have fantastic, one-step solutions. Just click one of the links below...

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